Websites With Information About Herpes and Support Networks


Patient Support / Advocacy

Auckland H Friends

Auckland H Friends is an online support and social group for those with genital herpes (HSV-1, HSV-2) living throughout the Auckland area. Advice, company and empathy are available from others who can relate within a safe, relaxed environment. Group meet-ups are scheduled on a roughly monthly basis and all are welcome, particularly the newly diagnosed. Click here to find out more about the New Zealand support groups. Or view on the Meetups App at Auckland H Friends.

NOTE: NZ H Friends support group is independent of, and not endorsed by, STIEF.

International Patient Advocacy

American Sexual Health Herpes Resources Centre

Sexual Health

Auckland Sexual Health Service

New Zealand Sexual Health Society

General Health

Family Planning Association New Zealand

Medscape's Medpulse - Medical reference site.

New Zealand Dermatological Society

Medical Professionals

HPV – New Zealand based website about Human Papilloma Virus

Genital Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a common virus that is carried by a large percentage of sexually active people. The HPV project has been developed by a group of professionals who are committed to improving the knowledge about and management of sexually transmitted viral infections.

Just The Facts: About Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

JUST THE FACTS is a consumer-focused online information centre for everything relating to sexual health. Its primary purpose is to educate and support people about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), but also provides information on where to go for help, myth-busting, sexual abuse and more. JUST THE FACTS was been developed by the Sexually Transmitted Infections Education Foundation (STIEF) as an initiative funded by the Ministry of Health through collective District Health Boards to educate New Zealanders about STIs.

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Books

Useful books include:

Herpes: What it is & How to Cope, by Dr Adrian Mindel and Orla Carney RGN, published by Macdonald Optima, Positive Health Guides.

Managing Herpes. How to Live and Love with a Chronic STD, by Charles Ebel, Herpes Resource Centre. A handbook for people with herpes, their partners and health care providers. $US19.75 (incl shipping and handling) from Asha PO Box 13827 Research Triangle Park N.C. 27709 USA

 

Free Download Resources on Genital Herpes

You can also download our guides in pdf form:

PDF-download.png  Genital Herpes - The Facts 
PDF-download.png  Genital Herpes – Myths Vs Facts
PDF-download.png  Herpes and Relationships
PDF-download.png  Herpes and Pregnancy 
PDF-download.png  Facial Herpes 
PDF-download.png  Summary of Genital Herpes Guidelines

New Zealand Residents Only

If you would like to get a print copy of the information booklets, fill out the form on the consumer request for printed materials page (it contains sections on Genital Herpes - The Facts, Herpes and Relationships, Herpes and Pregnancy, Facial Herpes).